John Burkett

12 March 1880–20 December 1913 (Age 33)
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Burkett was born on 12 March 1880, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Burket, was 37 and his mother, Ellen Graffious, was 26. He married Mary Ella Detwiler on 18 March 1909, in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Liberty Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Franklin, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 20 December 1913, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Burkett
Mary Ella Detwiler
Marriage: 18 March 1909
Lula Catherine Burkett
Robert Leroy Burkett

Spouse and Children

18 March 1909
Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Burket


    Ellen Graffious




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 10

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart, Bocard. In the form Burkhard it was a very popular medieval German name. There has been considerable confusion between this English surname and Birkett .2 Perhaps also a variant of German Burkhart .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Burket in household of David Burket, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Burket in household of David Burket, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Burkett, "United States Census, 1910"

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